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How to Compost - Magnificent Garden Soil| Pretty Handy Girl

How to Compost - Magnificent Garden Soil

Learn How to Compost to get FREE Magnificent Garden Soil! You only need a hole in the ground and a pail to collect your scraps. Let's make compost...

Mulching keeps your soil cool and moist, and can have a direct influence on yield. Have you paid attention to your mulching decisions? #gardenchat #gardentrends #ediblegarden

The Benefits of Gardening with Mulch | Fix.com

Mulching keeps your soil cool and moist, and can have a direct influence on yield. Have you paid attention to your mulching decisions? #gardenchat #gardentrends #ediblegarden

Worm Tower - Drill lots of holes in a pvc pipe. Bury all but 6 inches in garden. Place kitchen scraps in the hole. Worms will come in and eat and then transfer the "goodies" throughout the garden.

How To Build a Worm Tower - Midwest Permaculture

May 2011 Hands-on Training Week At Midwest Permaculture -- Stelle, IL For those interested, here are some pictures from our "Hands-on" work week. It turned out to be a great time dispite the fact that it rained on most days. The pictures are from student John Berton and myself, Bill Wilson. The na

Heavily newspaper your garden beds before you put down mulch. Weeds cannot grow through the newspaper, and the decomposing paper feeds your soil. Best gardening tip I ever got!

How I Smother Weeds with Newspaper – Kevin Lee Jacobs

Want to eliminate weeds without endless pulling? Do what I do, and smother the weeds with newspaper. Newspaper makes weeds disappear instantly.

Quit pulling weeds!  (We've done this for 2 years now and I will never garden without mulch again!)    Ruth Stout, no- work garden, this is one great concept for anyone wanting to garden effectively and easily!

Ruth Stouts System | MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Learn how to use mulch to cut down on weeding and heavy labor in your garden by using the Ruth Stout gardening method.

Mulch infographic, "Mind Your Mulch"

Mulch Options for Your Vegetable Garden - Hobby Farms

The mulch options that can be used in your garden rows seem limitless, so use this guide to help narrow down your choice and cover your garden well.

Earth Day activity: Make a worm compost bin. Tips for how to make one, What and what not to feed your worms, what to do with the resulting compost etc also there's a book I want to check into Worms Eat My Garbage, by Mary Appelhof;

Earth day activity for kids: How to make a worm bin - Cultural Care Au Pair

Follow these easy steps and make a do it yourself worm bin. This is a great Earth Day activity for kids to do with their au pair or the whole family.

Earth Day Infographic: There are 53,000  earthworms per acre of land. These cute worms play a huge role in keeping your lawn and garden green. #earthday

Earth Day Infographic: There are 53,000 earthworms per acre of land. These cute worms play a huge role in keeping your lawn and garden green. #earthday

Composting with a PVC worm tube - put in food scraps and the 4' area around the tube will be fertilized! I need 3 of these to cover the area of our garden next year. :)

Composting with a PVC worm tube | Offbeat Home & Life

I was sitting out on the deck one day and noticed my neighbor, Erin, bringing food scraps to a long pipe in her backyard. I knew it had to be composting, but I hadn't seen it done in a tube before. Erin is a college student majoring in Environmental Studies so I knew she'd have awesome insight into composting, so I picked her brain for the infos.

Newspaper mulching. Lay down the newspaper, wet, add top mulch, then plant what you want, without weeds.

Newspaper Mulching – Kevin Lee Jacobs

THIS MORNING, during my weekly jaunt to the county dump, I decided to go through other people's garbage. And I found what I was looking for, too: lots of newspapers. Let me show you how old news is good news when you want to make weeds instantly disappear:

What worms should you compost with? - differences between red wigglers and earthworms/nightcrawlers

Red Wigglers vs Earthworms in Compost - Pint Size Farm

Red Wigglers vs Earthworms in vermicomposting - which ones should you use? Don't worry it is simple! While you are at it, here is how you compost with worms

How To Build a Worm Tower

How To Build a Worm Tower - Midwest Permaculture

Last year we made a worm tower with our hands-on permaculture course. Now, we have an instruction sheet so you can make your own.

discreet composting...worm tubes. they work.

Worm Tube for the SFG

I read in a gardening newsletter about Worm Tubes in your garden and how to make them. I made one for my sfg and wanted to share how to do it with all of you.

Best worm composting site ever!

Waste Optimization – Day 17

Time flies when you're having fun! Here we are at Day 17 in our Waste Optimization Challenge. Although most of the results were fairly predictable, it's

Newspaper Mulch - Control Weeds and Help Your Soil

Newspaper is a great product to use to control the weeds in your garden. Newspaper mulch is beneficial in both flower and vegetable garden beds.